Honda CR-V Earns Top Pedestrian Detection and Crash Prevention Ratings

The Honda CR-V for the 2018 and 2019 model years has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest pedestrian detection and crash prevention rating of "Superior" based on new testing of CR-V's available Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the award-winning Collision Mitigation Braking System. In previous tests by the IIHS, the CR-V's CMBS was also rated "Superior" for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation.

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"IIHS' pedestrian crash avoidance tests can be unnerving to watch, since they are set up to look like an impending collision with a pedestrian. The tests highlight the need to consider the safety of all road users when designing advanced safety systems like those included in Honda Sensing," said Jay Joseph, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We have sold nearly 1.8 million Honda vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing in the United States, underscoring our leadership and commitment to the widespread application of these important technologies."

Beyond crash avoidance, the 2019 CR-V was engineered for top collision safety ratings, earning a "TOP SAFETY PICK" rating from the IIHS, when equipped with LED headlights and Honda Sensing, and is expected to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)1.